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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Here's Next Week's Game Plan

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- What doesn't kill this market only makes it stronger, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Friday. Cramer said on down days like today, the markets seem to be only resting and recharging before resuming their march to new highs.

Cramer said his game plan next week starts over the weekend after Netflix (NFLX) released season three of House of Cards Friday. Netflix doesn't move on earnings, Cramer reminded viewers, it moves on subscriptions. This is the one time of year when subscriptions pop.

Also over the weekend will be Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) . Cramer said Buffett is always a treasure trove of insights and ideas.

Turning to Tuesday, Cramer advised buying AutoZone (AZO) after it reports as the company has a steady pattern of selling off before continuing higher. He was also bullish on Target (TGT) , a stock he owns for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS. Cramer said he'll also be listening to what Best Buy (BBY) has to say about consumer spending.

On Wednesday, it's Honeywell (HON) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) in Cramer's crosshairs. He remains bullish on Honeywell and curious as to what Exxon's outlook for oil will be.

Next, on Thursday, Costco (COST) and Kroger (KR) will be reporting, and Cramer advised buying either on any weakness.

Finally, on Friday, Cramer said the latest U.S. jobs report should create some buying opportunities for investors who missed out earlier in the week.

Executive Decision: Cheryl Bachelder

For his "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLKI - Get Report) , the restaurant chain that fell 9% when it reported earlier this week, despite delivering in-line earnings with a 10% rise in same-store sales. Shares of Popeyes are up 17% since Cramer last checked in back in mid-November.

Bachelder said it's an exciting time for Popeyes, as the company is becoming a big-name brand and has lots of new product innovations to talk about. She said he company have multiple years of growth ahead of it, as they can double in size here in the U.S. and expand overseas as well.

When asked about her success, Bachelder noted that Popeyes number one customer are the franchisees, the people that put it all one the line every day. She said that Popeyes makes listening to its franchisees the company's number one responsibility.

Finally, when asked about her use of cash, Bachelder said the best investment Popeyes can make is to reinvest in its business. But outside of that, the company is happy to return excess cash to shareholders and has a long history of doing so.

Cramer said this week's weakness in Popeye's is a buying opportunity.

Must Read: Why Netflix's Future Absolutely Depends on 'House of Cards'

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